ERIC Number: ED115945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A World of Fashion Course for Fashion-Oriented Students. Career Education in Home Economics. Final Report.
Pew, Lou Ann
The document consists of a brief project report, copies of program publicity and related correspondence, and one of the nine learning packets developed for use in the program. The purpose of the project was to develop guidelines for planning, conducting, managing, and evaluating a simulation program for teaching the skills and competencies required for employment in the clothing and textile industry. Through individualized study packets and a community survey, the students acquired information about job opportunities in the clothing field. Certain basic skills were developed by the students in the course of the program, and positive work attitudes and habits were fostered. The program consisted of three phases. In the first phase, self-contained learning packets instructed students in very basic skills and permitted extensive skill attainment, providing them with specialized interests and an opportunity to concentrate on one area. A simulated laboratory was operated in the second phase with all students participating in the various roles needed for occupational garmentmaking services. The third phase provided on-the-job training in local businesses for 12th grade students with the adequate skills and competencies. A followup study conducted after one year of employment indicated a third of the students who had completed the program were employed in a related field. A 12-page sample learning packet on drapery construction is included. (NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Conway School District 1, AR.; Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas